House Passes Two Bills to Combat DWI in NM 

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed two bills sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) to help protect New Mexicans from people who are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. House Bill 129, would allow law enforcement officers to obtain warrants for blood tests when individuals are suspected of any […]

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House Passes Bill to Advance Bioscience Research in NM

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight the House of Representatives passed House Bill 460, legislation to establish a Bioscience Authority in New Mexico. The bill sponsored, by Rep. Larry Larrañaga (R-Bernalillo), passed on a 64 to 2 vote. House Bill 460 would create a Bioscience Authority to promote collaboration between state universities, government research institutions, including […]

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House Approves Rep. Kelly Fajardo’s Bill to Protect Minors from Pornographic Images

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight, on a bipartisan 63 to 1 vote, the House of Representatives approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Valencia) to protect New Mexico’s children from receiving pornographic images from sexual predators. House Bill 71 would clarify language in the current statute relating to criminal sexual communication with a child to […]

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House Approves Bill to Protect Children from Sexual Predators

Santa Fe, NM – This evening, the House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 43. The bill, sponsored by Reps. Monica Youngblood (R-Bernalillo) and Sharon Clahchischilliage (R-San Juan), would clarify and strengthen New Mexico’s criminal sexual offense statutes to increase protections for minors. House Bill 43 expands the application of current law in relation to […]

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House Judiciary Unanimously Approves Ethics Commission Proposal

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed House Joint Resolution 8, a proposal sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo) to amend the state constitution to create an independent state ethics commission. The resolution is cosponsored by Sen. Jeff Steinborn (D-Doña Ana), Rep. Nathan Small (D-Doña Ana), Rep. Bill McCamley (D-Doña […]

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